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After an exhausting 14 hour flight from Sydney, we were welcomed to Buenos Aires, Argentina by Pablo our tour guide! Tired and hungry, we had a delicious steak dinner at a local diner and went straight to bed!
After a good night’s sleep, we were ready to explore the neighbouring suburbs of Buenos Aires. We first visited the iconic Floralis Generica which is a large metal flower that opens its petals with the daylight. We then went on to visit the Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires which was where Pope Francis was once the Archbishop. It was fascinating to celebrate mass in the crypt of this Cathedral.
We travelled to ‘La Boca’ which is home of the Tango dance and the famous soccer team and had some time to explore the local shops here. We drove past a few more suburbs, ports and shanty towns which opened our eyes to the reality of how fortunate we are. We visited the Plaza de Mayo where stands the famous political buildings such as the Pink House where the president resides.
Our afternoon consisted of free time to explore down town and sample the local cuisines like empanadas. We then gathered as a community to have dinner together back at the hotel. Loving Buenos Aires so far, Buenos noches to all, Hasta manaῆa!